LETTERS IN THE EDITOR'S MAILBAG.Byline: The Register-Guard
Pro-life men: Be pro-condom
James L. Smith's Jan. 13 letter concerning the number of abortions in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. is another example of the disproportionate number of men who like to address the abortion issue by pointing their accusatory fingers at women and organizations like Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood
A service mark used for an organization that provides family planning services. .
They parade for the rights of the unborn with righteous indignation Righteous indignation is an emotion one feels when one becomes angry over perceived mistreatment, insult, or malice.
In some Christian doctrines, righteous indignation is considered the only form of anger which is not sinful. and the fervor of zealots Zealots (zĕl`əts), Jewish faction traced back to the revolt of the Maccabees (2d cent. B.C.). The name was first recorded by the Jewish historian Josephus as a designation for the Jewish resistance fighters of the war of A.D. 66–73. . I do hope that such men make a point of always using condoms when having sex and are teaching their sons to do the same. If these concerned males truly care about the rights of the unborn, they should conduct their lives and sexual activities more responsibly and teach their sons and every young man they come in contact with to do the same.
If all men did their part by using condoms every single time they engage in sex, we could eliminate at least 75 percent of unplanned pregnancies and many, many abortions. And the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases Sexually transmitted diseases
Infections that are acquired and transmitted by sexual contact. Although virtually any infection may be transmitted during intimate contact, the term sexually transmitted disease is restricted to conditions that are largely would drop exponentially as well.
Next time Smith holds a vigil, let it be for teaching every man to act responsibly by not engaging in unprotected sex Unprotected sex refers to any act of sexual intercourse in which the participants use no form of barrier contraception. Sexually transmitted infections
Specifically, unprotected sex . He could also dip into dip into
1. to draw upon: he dipped into his savings
2. to read passages at random from (a book or journal)
Verb 1. his own pocket and hand out free condoms to those less fortunate who need them. If every man put into action the ideas cited above, what a better world this would be for all men, women and children!
Do your part to stop abortions, guys. Use condoms every single time you engage in sex.
Junction City Junction City, city (1990 pop. 20,604), seat of Geary co., NE Kans., at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers; inc. 1859. The rail, trade, and processing center of an agricultural and dairy area, it grew as the supply point for nearby Fort Riley,
Bush has mismanaged Iraq war Iraq War: see under Persian Gulf Wars.
or Second Persian Gulf War
Brief conflict in 2003 between Iraq and a combined force of troops largely from the U.S. and Great Britain; and a subsequent U.S.
President Bush asks that we trust his judgment once more. On what basis?
This war has been mismanaged from the start. A war that never should have been started, begun on cooked-up intelligence, a war that has seen massive suffering and loss of life, that has destroyed the infrastructure of a sovereign nation, that is adding more unnecessary turmoil to a region of the world that clearly doesn't need more chaos and that has caused the American people An American people may be:
No more money and no more lives should be sacrificed for the ego of someone whose leadership has proven to be a complete and total disaster. No private corporation would put up with this much mismanagement mis·man·age
tr.v. mis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing, mis·man·ag·es
To manage badly or carelessly.
mis·manage·ment n. and this much loss, and neither should our president be allowed to continue on this disastrous path.
More lost lives and more ridiculously large sums of money will not transform this fiasco into the president's "noble cause." Enough already. Bring American forces home now!
LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier, Leaded Chip Carrier) See leadless chip carrier, CLCC and PLCC.
1. LCC - Language for Conversational Computing. Written at CMU in the 1960's. must address shortfall
At the Jan. 10 Lane Community College Board's budget work session, the impending im·pend
intr.v. im·pend·ed, im·pend·ing, im·pends
1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
2. shortfall in the next fiscal year of about $4.7 million was considered.
Some 150 suggestions were presented in the cost-cutting department, and about half that number in revenue growth. The administration made it clear that it had not been seriously analyzed but, even so, it was evident that many of the suggestions were extremely naive.
Besides the upcoming deficit, there is a tentative budget deficit of $8 million projected for the following year. To make matters worse, the general fund ending balance for last year fell below the prudent minimum established by board policy by more than $1 million. Roger Hall, longtime board member and former chairman, raised the point that it was fruitless to set a budget for next year that didn't address the shortfall.
Unfortunately, it's nearly mathematically impossible to shrink LCC out of its fiscal problems. The biggest expense categories are instructional, and instruction is what brings cash to LCC. Cut instructional expense and you're likely to lose revenue - in many cases, more revenue than the costs you cut.
If you have no destination in mind, it doesn't matter what road you take because you'll never arrive. LCC needs an overarching plan that pencils out with realistic assumptions. It is possible to put together such a plan, involving growth as well as simplification and focus, but time is rapidly running out.
Stop trashing Oregon highways
I have just returned to Eugene from a vacation to Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, . I drove down Interstate 5 and returned via U.S. Highway 1 on the coast. To my surprise, the filthiest part of I-5 is the section from the McKenzie River For rivers name "Mackenzie", see .
The McKenzie River is a tributary of the Willamette River, 86 miles (138 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. It drains part of the Cascade Range east of Eugene into the southernmost end of the Willamette Valley. to the Goshen exit. Interstate 105 through Eugene and Springfield isn't much better.
The last time I called Oregon Department of Transportation to voice my concerns, I was told that they were having problems finding "enough 19-year-olds to pick up the trash along side of the roads."
I am appalled by the amount of trash on the side of the road and in the median along I-5 and I-105. We as Oregonians should be ashamed of this mess! I know I am.
It's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a to take pride in the community we live in and stop trashing the place. Be responsible and dispose of your trash properly.
Professors right to decry de·cry
tr.v. de·cried, de·cry·ing, de·cries
1. To condemn openly.
2. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor. sports
Professors Nathan Tublitz and James Earl are right on target with their report on the sorry status of academics in light of the glowing condition of the University of Oregon's sports program (Commentary, Jan. 14). Kudos to these dedicated and award-winning teachers!
That the UO has such dedication and talent among its faculty should also be noted as another reason why the state of Oregon and the UO administration must be more supportive of the needs of academics.
How much more could be done in educating Oregon's children if basic funding issues weren't always blocking the road to achievement and success?
CHRISTINE L. SUNDT
Why keep faulty snow device?
I am puzzled, nonplussed non·plus
tr.v. non·plused also non·plussed, non·plus·ing also non·plus·sing, non·plus·es also non·plus·ses
To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
n. and downright confused. What kind of brains are being used to continue for 10 years relying on a "new" automated weather measuring device (Register-Guard, Jan. 13) that has from the first given faulty measurements?
I ask, would it not be the least bit prudent after the first incorrect report to have modified, corrected, fixed or ditched this piece of junk? On what are airline dispatchers relying, when from the automated reporting devices they cannot know if the Eugene Airport Eugene Airport (IATA: EUG, ICAO: KEUG), also known as Mahlon Sweet Field, is a public airport located 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Eugene, in Lane County, Oregon. may be lying under two to six inches of snow? Why, after 10 years - 10 years, mind you - are our weather people still relying on this equipment?
Business CEOs wouldn't continue to use any piece of equipment upon which they relied for data regarding production levels that told them nothing was being produced although they were paying full wages. School officials wouldn't continue to rely on a computer that told them their students were not receiving grades.
And why, when they first became aware that the automated weather measurements were reporting zeros, did the weather people not go out and stick their rulers into cylinders full of snow and manually report their findings?
How much did this piece of equipment cost the taxpayers? I may be thinking too simplistically but shouldn't something have been done to correct that piece of junk after the first faulty report? Give me a break!
OSAA OSAA Oregon School Activities Association
OSAA Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (United Nations body)
OSAA Ocean State Aquaculture Association
OSAA Office of the Sergeant-At-Arms (Philippines) plan endangers students
On Jan. 12, the boys basketball teams from Sheldon High School Sheldon High School may refer to:
The process of changing the class of mutual funds once certain requirements have been met. These requirements are generally placed on load mutual funds. Reclassification is not considered to be a taxable event. scheme that placed Sheldon and South Eugene high schools in a Southern Oregon-based sports league A sports league is an organization that exists to provide a regulated competition for a number of people to compete in a specific sport. At its simplest, it may be a local group of amateur athletes who form teams among themselves and compete on weekends; at its most complex, it can .
The next morning, we read this headline in The Register-Guard: "Black ice blamed in freeway death." Tragically, on the same night our kids were required to travel six hours on icy roads, a driver was killed on Interstate 5 - between Eugene and Medford - when her car crashed into a freight truck.
How long are we going to play Russian roulette Russian roulette
suicidal gamble involving a six-shooter, loaded with one bullet. [Folklore: Payton, 590]
See : Chance with our children's lives? Yes, we made it home safe, as did the Sheldon basketball teams - largely because most rational people stayed off the roads. But as this tragic accident makes perfectly clear, it only takes one patch of black ice to take a human life.
Will this madness continue until we rise one morning and read this headline in the paper: `36 dead as team bus crashes traveling to Medford?" Why do we continue to prioritize sports over academics, cost and, most importantly, safety?
Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo has indicated she plans to make one of these trips to Medford to see what it's like. I wonder why she didn't travel with Sheldon on Jan 12. Too dangerous, perhaps? The insanity of this reclassification needs to stop, immediately.
Street unsafe in cold weather
At the time of the first cold spell, I lost control of my car on a sheet of ice while driving my child to South Eugene High School. I was headed straight downhill right into Willamette Street traffic! Luckily, I avoided a possible catastrophe.
There is a constant run-off of water on 19th Avenue between Olive and Willamette, which turns to a sheet of ice in the cold. It is a very steep street and is used frequently as a main road to reach South by car and bike. This situation could be deadly if someone were to slide straight into Willamette traffic.
I phoned the police and told them about the issue but noticed that nothing had been done over a period of a few weeks. I then called the city offices and left a message at the desk of the Transportation Department. Still nothing has changed, and nobody has returned my call.
Couldn't the street be closed off in icy conditions, or couldn't the city put salt down? Something? What will it take for someone to pay attention and do something? I am afraid to think of it.
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